Happy Real Weddings Wednesday, folks! Today, we are celebrating the fun that is Heather and Wayne’s wedding! We’re talking gorgeous floral designs, fun (and fruity!) photos — thanks to the lovely Danielle Alysse Photography, and beautiful rentals from Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents. Keep scrolling for more. Happy Wednesday, and happy reading!
Tell us a little about you and your beloved.
We met at work in 2007 and were drawn together immediately. We remained close friends for over a decade, until Heather visited me during the pandemic from Sacramento to New Orleans. The moment we saw each other we knew we were still in love after all this time and that we wanted to be together forever. I proposed in front of a waterfall in a bamboo forest on the Hana Road in Maui on May 29th, 2021 on Heather’s birthday. From there we planned our own wedding and chose our own vendors among our friend group to help for our big day.
What was the best part of your wedding day?
For me, it was the reveal seeing Heather in her beautiful dress for the first time (yes, I totally cried). Together our favorite part was both the first dance (which we totally practiced for in our living room) and the speeches given by my dad, Heather’s sister, and my best friend/best man.
What else would you like to share about your big day?
Having everyone we loved in the same building celebrating our love was the most amazing thing. It was one of the happiest day of our lives.
What advice would you give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?
We enjoyed the learning process of planning our own wedding and piecing together vendors, but in the end we spent about the same amount of money that we would have if we had bought a package. Looking back we would have saved a lot of time if we had gone that route. Personalization is great, but if you don’t want to spend hundreds of hours going the DIY route, pay for a planner and a package.
Photos courtesy of and copyright Danielle Alysse Photography used with permission.
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